Our Mission

To provide stewardship for Hendricks Park through education, restoration and community support.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The 78 acres of Hendricks Park contain the Rhododendron Garden (15 acres), the Native Plant Garden (5 acres) and the 58-acre forest. The accessible location of the park provides a popular area for runners, walkers, and others who simply want to stroll through the gardens.

Friends of Hendricks Park help to upgrade trails, pull invasive weeds in the forest and Rhododendron Garden, and provide educational tours throughout the park. In recent years, the Native Plant Garden has become a significant aspect of the park, with new plantings, species labeling and weekly volunteer efforts, all supported in part by the Friends.

 

Hendricks Park News

Volunteer Update: February, 2023

Volunteer Update: February, 2023

Ivy Removal in the Forest Various volunteer groups have been active throughout Hendricks Park during the late fall and winter months. Forest groups have begun removing English ivy and blackberry from the area below Fairmount Blvd along the West Trail. Friends of...

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Wildflower of the Month: February, 2023

Wildflower of the Month: February, 2023

Coast silk tassel (Garrya elliptica) Coast silk tassel is not a Willamette Valley native. Its native range is restricted to the coast of California and the southern half of Oregon. The silk tassel is dioecious (meaning female and male parts are borne on separate...

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Volunteer Update: November, 2022

Volunteer Update: November, 2022

Emily Aune, Head Rhododendron Gardener, shares a moment with Phyllis Hamel on the new park bench. On Tuesday morning, 15 November, 2022, a celebration was held to dedicate a new park bench in honor of Phyllis Hamel, an local artist and long-time park volunteer, who is...

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